Cut Squares Into Your Favorite Old Tees, Then Line Them Up For A Unique Keepsake Quilt

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

If you have piles of old T-shirts taking up space in your closet, why not turn them into a beautiful and functional, keepsake T-shirt quilt?

We all know that T-shirts are a DIY dream for simple projects. Even the scraps are useful, as we saw with this awesome doggie chew toy!

But what about T-shirts that you want to save and cherish forever — T-shirts that are a memento of something awesome? Turn ’em into a quilt!


  • 12 or 16 T-shirts
  • fusible interfacing
  • Square stencil
  • Cutting wheel
  • Tracing mat
  • Sewing supplies
  • Large piece of fabric


  1. Lay out each T-shirt, and stencil out the square of the shirt you want to use. Use cutting wheel and tracing mat to slice out each square.
  2. Lay squares out and decide on your design. Make a 3 x 4 quilt with 12 tees, or 4 x 4 with 16. If you have more shirts, you can make a larger quilt.
  3. Cut fusible to size with the squares, then iron onto the back of each square.
  4. Stitch squares together in rows across, then stitch the rows together into one large piece.
  5. Cut a large piece of fabric to fit the completed patchwork section.
  6. Lay patchwork face down on fabric and stitch edges together, leaving one corner open.
  7. Pull quilt right-side-out through the corner and straighten, then roll raw edges under and stitch shut.
  8. Enjoy!

Learn to make our keepsake T-shirt quilt below, and don’t forget to SHARE this cool idea!

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